Southwest Glades, Florida

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Population in July 2007: 7,529.
Males: 4,290  (57.0%)
Females: 3,239  (43.0%)
Median resident age:  35.3 years
Florida median age:  38.7 years

Zip code: 33471

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,432 (it was $31,602 in 2000)
Southwest Glades:

$34,432
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,493 (it was $14,353 in 2000)

Southwest Glades CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $71,894 (it was $59,100 in 2000)
Southwest Glades:

$71,894
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $137,737; Detached houses: $172,655; Townhouses or other attached units: $137,521; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $159,393; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $170,787; Mobile homes: $107,989; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $42,346
Southwest Glades races chart
  • White alone - 4,544 (62.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1,518 (20.9%)
  • Black alone - 1,093 (15.0%)
  • Two or more races - 46 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 31 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 24 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 9 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.03%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Southwest Glades: 139.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 509.6 square miles.

Population density: 15 people per square mile   (very low).

Southwest Glades, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in Southwest Glades:

  • High school or higher: 68.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Southwest Glades CCD:

  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 58.7%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Southwest Glades CCD:  1.1% ($630)
Florida:  1.4% ($1,262)
Southwest Glades satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cape Coral, FL (47.7 miles , pop. 102,286).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Hialeah, FL (90.3 miles , pop. 226,419).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (883.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Pioneer, FL (2.9 miles ), Moore Haven, FL (3.1 miles ), Port La Belle, FL (3.4 miles ), La Belle, FL (3.6 miles ), Labelle, FL (3.7 miles ), Montura, FL (4.1 miles ), Harlem, FL (4.4 miles ), Clewiston, FL (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 26.85 N, Longitude: 81.25 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 863

Southwest Glades household income distribution Southwest Glades home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.1%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in Southwest Glades: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Southwest Glades, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Southwest Glades-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 15% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/19/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 35.6 miles away from the Southwest Glades place center killed one person and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/17/1982, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 12.6 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Southwest Glades-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 335.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/22/1992 at 04:21:34, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 149.8 miles away from Southwest Glades center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 423.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/31/1992 at 14:59:39, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 283.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 392.3 miles away from Southwest Glades center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 469.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Glades County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Fires: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Southwest Glades:

  • MEADOWBROOK MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LA BELLE, FL)
  • OAKBROOK OF LABELLE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LABELLE, FL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Southwest Glades:

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (about 43 miles; Fort Myers, FL; Full-time enrollment: 11,165)
  • Edison State College (about 45 miles; Fort Myers, FL; FT enrollment: 10,649)
  • Hodges University (about 50 miles; Naples, FL; FT enrollment: 2,132)
  • Indian River State College (about 68 miles; Fort Pierce, FL; FT enrollment: 12,211)
  • Palm Beach State College (about 74 miles; Lake Worth, FL; FT enrollment: 19,938)
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University (about 75 miles; West Palm Beach, FL; FT enrollment: 2,868)
  • Lynn University (about 77 miles; Boca Raton, FL; FT enrollment: 2,151)

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Notable locations in Southwest Glades: Benbow Number Two (A), Benbow Number Three (B), Gramlin Number Two (C), Silver Lake Ranch (D), Citrus Center (E), Liberty Point Number Two Siding (F), Glades County Public Library (G), Moore Haven Correctional Facility (H), Moore Haven Volunteer Fire Department (I), Palmdale Volunteer Fire Department (J), Glades County Emergency Medical Services Station 1 (K), Glades County Emergency Medical Services Station 3 (L), Muce Volunteer Fire Department (M), Ortona Volunteer Fire Department (N), Indian Hills Volunteer Fire Department (O), Glades County Sheriff's Office (P), Glades County Emergency Management (Q), Glades County Sheriff's Office (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Southwest Glades include: Marco Christian Fellowship Church (A), Ortona Church (B), Saint Josephs Church (C), New Hope Baptist Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), Church of God of Moore Haven (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Ortona Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and swamps: Lykes Brothers Pond (A), W H Peeples Pond One (B), W H Peeples Pond Two (C), W H Peeples Pond Three (D), Lake Hicpochee (E), Jacks Lake (F), Picnic Lake (G), Rock Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gopher Gully (A), Chaparral Slough (B), Turkey Branch (C), Rainey Slough (D), East Prong Pollywog Creek (E), Deadmans Branch (F), Cypress Branch (G), York Branch (H), Long Hammock Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Southwest Glades include: Tom Lykes Park (1), Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Glades County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.3%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.4%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

16.2%
Whole state:

12.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.8%
Whole state:

5.7%

People in group quarters in Southwest Glades in 2010:

  • 975 people in state prisons
  • 506 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in Southwest Glades in 2000:

  • 686 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 187 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 29 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 3 people in other workers' dormitories

Southwest Glades compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (87%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • No fuel used (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Southwest Glades CCD (based on Glades County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.62%
Here: 32.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents49.5%35.6%6.4%2.7%5.8%
Congregations18.2%36.4%9.1%9.1%27.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Glades County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Glades County:

2.71 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Glades County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

2.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.5%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Glades County:

32.1%
Florida:

23.7%

9.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,089 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.82%
Florida average:

7.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hendry County, FL  2.10% ($32,723 average AGI)
from Okeechobee County, FL  0.97% ($46,600)
from Broward County, FL  0.61% ($88,368)


10.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,886 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.16%
Florida average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hendry County, FL  1.99% ($33,129 average AGI)
to Lee County, FL  1.03% ($21,594)
to Okeechobee County, FL  0.90% ($65,036)

Strongest AM radio stations in Southwest Glades:

  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WAFC (590 AM; 5 kW; CLEWISTON, FL; Owner: GLADES MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WFTL (850 AM; 50 kW; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES II, L.L.C.)
  • WAQI (710 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: LICENSE CORPORATION #1)
  • WWFE (670 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: FENIX BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWCN (770 AM; 10 kW; NORTH FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WJPT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRFX (940 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVCG (1080 AM; 50 kW; CORAL GABLES, FL; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWNN (1470 AM; 50 kW; POMPANO BEACH, FL; Owner: WWNN LICENSE, LLC)
  • WQBA (1140 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WQBA-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WNMA (1210 AM; 49 kW; MIAMI SPRINGS, FL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MIAMI LICENSE CORP.)
  • WWCL (1440 AM; 5 kW; LEHIGH ACRES, FL; Owner: OLBOTA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Southwest Glades:

  • WINK-FM (96.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRQC (92.5 FM; ESTERO, FL; Owner: MERIDIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRXK-FM (96.1 FM; BONITA SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WRXK LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWGR (101.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WCKT (100.1 FM; PORT CHARLOTTE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAFC-FM (99.5 FM; CLEWISTON, FL; Owner: GLADES MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WGCU-FM (90.1 FM; FT. MYERS, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY)
  • WJCB (88.5 FM; CLEWISTON, FL; Owner: BLACK MEDIA WORKS, INC.)
  • WBIY (88.3 FM; LA BELLE, FL; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Southwest Glades:

  • WINK-TV (Channel 11; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBBH-TV (Channel 20; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WATERMAN BROADCASTING CORP. OF FLORIDA)
  • WTVK (Channel 46; NAPLES, FL; Owner: ACME TELEVISION LICENSES OF FLORIDA, LLC)
  • WFTX (Channel 36; CAPE CORAL, FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WRXY-TV (Channel 49; TICE, FL; Owner: WEST COAST CHRISTIAN TELEVISION, INC)
  • WZVN-TV (Channel 26; NAPLES, FL; Owner: MONTCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGCU (Channel 30; FT. MYERS, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY)

Southwest Glades on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: U. S. Postal service (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other workers' dormitories (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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